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African-American Genealogy Forum NC

12 May 2009
Raleigh, NC - The North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, will offer an "African-American Genealogy Forum." This pre-conference event is free, but space is limited to 200 so you need to register in advance at

This all-day event features the following presentations:

8:00 – 9:00 - Dr. John Quinly Williams, agricultural scientist and author of the forthcoming publication, "God, Guts, and Game—Survival of Three African American Families: 1747-2000"

9:30 – 10:30 - Dorothy Spruill Redford, retired curator, Somerset Place and author of the 1986 publication, "Somerset Homecoming"

11:00 – 12:00 - Dr. Barnetta McGhee White, author of "Somebody Knows My Name"

12:00 – 1:30 – Lunch on your own

1:30 – 3:00 - Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University, who wrote and produced the PBS documentary, "African American Lives," the first documentary series to employ genealogy and genetic science to provide an understanding of African American history.

3:30 – 4:45 – Panel Discussion with the above presenters and special guest, Bill Haley, son of Alexander Haley of "Roots" fame.

"Originally published in UpFront with NGS, The Online Newsletter of the National Genealogical Society."

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